Book review: The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons

Book review: The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons

Title : The Ruin of Kings Author : Jenn Lyons Genre : Epic high fantasy Published : February 5, 2019 Pages : 560

Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it.”

– Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

Synopsis: “Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel’s son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family’s ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn’t the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He’s destined to destroy it.”

“It’s impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while.”

The New York Times

My thoughts…

From the moment I picked up this book and started the audio I knew it would be a favorite. I truly believe that this story being written in dual perspective of Kihrin and Talon made the story so much more interesting. Following Kihrin’s story just made me want to continue reading. I had to know what was going to happen next. This book has deep family secrets, dragons, swords, and it’s a thick fantasy book. How could you not want to read it?! The writing and world building had me immersed, the entire time I was reading. I was in no rush to finish because I was genuinely enjoying it. The plot is intriguing for sure the twists and turns this book takes you through, I had to hold on too my seat. I enjoyed my time reading this book and I definitely think it’ll be going on my favorites. I rated the Ruin of Kings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

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